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  1. esquid

    esquid Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Here's instructions I found on making an small octo charm (note the number of arms):

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  2. DinoIgnacio

    DinoIgnacio O. vulgaris Registered

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    that's really cool! thanks for sharing!
     
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    Octi O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Thats so cool!
    Thanks!
     
  4. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    You can also get coloured sculpey (or Du-kit for the Kiwis), so you can skip the paint section!

    J
     
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    baldtankman Wonderpus Supporter

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    Where do you buy it Jean?
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I think I would make it with 8 arms, and make them longer and in more natural octo positions. It's cute, but I would like it a lot better if it wasn't so cartoony. Make the eyes more realistic, give it a funnel, etc....
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I get mine from a local shop called art zone, but I would imagine most art shops or hobby shops (and I think warehouse stationary) would carry it. Also spotlight (if you have one in Wellington) carries sculpy.

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    http://www.dukit.co.nz/ for a list of suppliers

    Cheers

    Jean
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    The only problems with the longer arms is that sculpy is a bit brittle when fired.

    J
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Jean,
    Have you ever tried putting it in water after it is fired? I want to make (since I can't find) an octo for a water fountain (I have a base) but don't want to mess with ceramics so this seems to be a good media if it will not dissolve.
     
  10. esquid

    esquid Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    I'm wondering how different they would look if you used the colored sculpey and if it would make it harder to paint on the details. I have a box of sculpey here so I may have found my way out of working on school work for the day :wink:
     
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    esquid Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    ooo! morgan just pointed out that these could be x-mas tree ornaments!
     
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    Thanks Jean, yeah Wellington has a spotlight and heaps of craft shops. Te Papa should carry something like this for squid kids!
     
  13. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    I haven't but I can't see that it would be a problem. Once it's fired its pretty impervious! I make beads with it and I've worn them swimming with no ill effect.

    J
     
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    :talker:Really awesome! Really Neat! Really Original! Really Fantastic!:lol::talker::talker::talker::talker::talker::talker::talker:How do you make the ball? What's it made out of? Thanks!
     
  15. esquid

    esquid Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    As in the instructions, you use sculpey. To make the ball you use the traditional method of rolling between two hands.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    :roflmao::sly:
     
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    esquid Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    was I being too punchy, maybe a little?
     
  18. esquid

    esquid Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    OH! So I've started making Squishmass tree ornaments based of this, but with the right number of arms. I made a couple on turkey day and once a get a couple more baked and glazed I'll post pics :sagrin:
     
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    i used to make scuptures with this clay and its all over in the warnings to not use the cookie sheet you use to harden them again for food so that leads me to believe there a toxin in them ... i wouldnt use them in a tank
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry for the confusion, I want to make a fountain octo for my living room table, not use it in a tank. It will be freshwater and no critters :grin:(I will use my RO water though because the mud and minerals in our tap water ruins fountains).
     

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